I know, you're thinking, "How can soap be 'joyful?' - It's soap, it gets you clean, right?"
It's a valid question, but most soaps you buy at the store aren't actually soap - they're "beauty bars" made with synthetic detergents and additives that are easy to manufacture and keep costs down. This doesn't make them dangerous. They're generally safe, but many people find them overly harsh, drying, or just have a less pleasant feel than real, handmade soap.
On the other hand, artisan soap is crafted with natural oils that contain tons of skin-loving properties, like antioxidants and vitamins. When made correctly (and anyone who is selling soap should absolutely know how to make it correctly!), it won't strip your skin of its natural oils even while getting you perfectly clean.
And if you're looking for glycerin soap - you're in luck. Glycerin is a natural byproduct of the soap making process, so all handmade soaps contain this highly moisturizing humectant. Store-bought soaps and beauty bars often have had the glycerin extracted and used for other products, like added to lotions and creams.
Why Choose Tulip Tree Soap for Your Handmade Soap?
Now, out of all the soap out there, why choose Tulip Tree?
The recipes in my handmade soap were carefully formulated, tested, and tested again to ensure they met the following qualities:
Gentle for all skin types
Gets you clean
Leaves skin feeling soft instead of tight and dry
Our soaps contain saponified oils of Olive, Palm, Coconut, Shea Butter, Castor, and Sunflower as well as a bit of skin-safe, phthalate-free fragrance, salt (to make the bar harder), and sugar (to boost lather). That's it.
Our soaps and other products are always paraben-free, phthalate-free, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, and silicone-free so you can feel good about using them.
I have two recipes so the quality will be consistent, but I like to try new things. Of course, my bestsellers will always have a place in the lineup, but you'll find new scents are also added to keep things exciting. Sometimes, I'll release a theme or other times, I'll share a collection that has seasonal vibes, such as tropical and floral scents in spring and summer and more spice, warm, and woodsy fragrances in the fall and winter.
At Tulip Tree, we have a pretty simple mission - Every Body | Every Day. This means our products should be:
Gentle - no harsh or questionable ingredients and it's designed to be mild enough for all skin types;
Accessible - reasonably priced, especially the basics. Everyone should have access to great quality soap and other necessities, and your favorite scents shouldn't just be for special occasions.
Earth-friendlier - minimal waste, compostable packaging, sustainable ingredients (all our palm oil is sustainable and certified from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), and we make sure to get our ingredients from cruelty-free suppliers.
Just because we're a small handmade soap company doesn't mean we can't do our part to make things a little better for our customers and for our planet.
A Little Bit Quirky
Making soap is a creative outlet for me, and sometimes I am inspired to make things like "Dumpster Fire" soap or "Billionaire Tears."I like to see what I can come up with, I love trying new colors, fragrances, and pushing new ideas. There's always something new going on!
Shop for Your Favorite Handmade Soap Today
Shop our handmade soap collection below to find your favorite scents or try something new! If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to me by filling out our contact form.